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Lincoln man gets 20 years federal prison time for of conspiracy to distribute meth

Lincoln man gets 20 years federal prison time for of conspiracy to distribute meth

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A 47-year-old Lincoln man found guilty at a jury trial in May has been sentenced to 20 years and 10 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

Chief U.S. District Judge John Gerrard sentenced Sabas Rodriguez-Cisneros on Tuesday.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Rodriguez-Cisneros was arrested after a package sent to his girlfriend in Lincoln in March 2018 was intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Control in Cincinnati. Customs agents found 400 grams of meth and 197 fentanyl tablets inside the package.

During his May trial, Rodriguez-Cisneros was found to have been involved in selling meth in the Lincoln, Dwight and Crete areas since October 2016.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force, the Nebraska State Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

 

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Lori Pilger is a Norfolk native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been a public safety reporter for the Journal Star since 2005.

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